New York "Scaffold Law" the employer is always at fault for an
injury on the worksite, even in cases of gross negligence on
behalf of the injured. So if a construction worker is drunk and
falls, his or her employer is liable.
Construction workers work in risky conditions while on the job
daily. Safety is often not stressed enough, especially while
working on a scaffold / ladder. The construction industry is
one where a lack of safety has resulted in serious,
If you require more information or need to schedule an
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regarding a fall from a scaffold, call 800-535-5029.
Recent News: Company fined over
fatal wall collapse
Tommy Huang, has settled with OSHA over an accident at an
Elmhurst construction site that killed one worker and injured
three others, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Another Flushing company, Vera Construction, also reached an
informal settlement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health
Administration on paying fines levied after the accident, Labor
spokesman John Chavez said.
The third Flushing company, Sing Da Corp., has filed a notice of
contest and its case is in litigation before OSHA, he said.
Neither Vera nor Sing Da is tied to Huang. Huang, convicted of a
felony in 1999 felony for ignoring asbestos contamination in the
RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing and pouring hundreds of gallons
of fuel oil into its basement, is the owner of the construction
site for a five-story building at 84-18 Queens Blvd. in
Elmhurst, where the accident occurred.
Hedilberto Sanchez, a 27-year-old father, was standing on a
scaffolding while pouring concrete into a 65-foot cinder block
wall at Huang’s site in January with a 38-year-old co-worker
when the wall collapsed. Sanchez went into cardiac arrest and
was pronounced dead on arrival at Elmhurst Hospital. The
38-year-old co-worker and two workers, ages 39 and 38, who were
standing on the wall were injured in the accident.
LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) --
Scaffolding has collapsed next to a building on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
A 100-foot section of the sidewalk shed collapsed onto parked vehicles on Broome Street between Clinton Street and Ridge Street.
The structure fell while strong winds were whipping through New York City during a March nor'easter. But it's not clear yet what caused this collapse.
EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) --
Two pedestrians were injured when an out-of-control van crashed into a scaffold in East Harlem Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at Second Avenue between East 122nd and East 123rd Street around 2 p.m.
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